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Johnny Ray Hargrove, 42

Johnny Ray Hargrove, a 42-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, Sept. 21, near West 78th Street and Brighton Avenue in the Manchester Square area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Hargrove was alone in a parked Pontiac Bonneville when two people walked up and shot him about 12:45 a.m., Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling said.

Hargrove was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:10 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

After the shooting, the assailants jumped into a light-colored sedan, and a third person drove away, west on West 78th Street from Brighton Avenue, Barling said.  

Hargrove was not a gang member, police said. He lived in the area but it’s unclear why he was there that night.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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